* Take the stress out of slicing tough foods
* Save time in the kitchen with these tools
* Funky tools that actually work — and will make food prep easier
Summer is officially in full swing, and with it comes the health kicks and fresh fruit you wait for all year. With fruit comes some difficulties, however, which includes how you eat it and how you cut it, which, for some fruit, can be a pain. “If only there was a tool for this,” you think as you slave away at that gigantic watermelon or prickly pineapple. Lucky for you, there is. Here are seven crazy, convenient ways to help you tackle your fruit fetish all year long.
1. Obecome Cherry Pitter
For under $10 you can conveniently pit six cherries all at once with this pitting device from Obecome. Idea for meal prep and on-the-go snacks for you or your kids, you’ll save time and the potential choking hazard worry by deseeding the cherries before you pack them away.
2. Watermelon Slicer with Silicone Handles
Claiming to be the “largest size on the market,” this huge slicer has an 11-inch diameter and has countless uses. Ideal for big, round fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe and honey dew melon, this convenient cutter can also tackle smaller round fruits like oranges. The company also claims it can cut pie, bread and even pizza in it’s classic equal triangle slices. This might be your new favorite kitchen gadget.
3. Yesker Pineapple Corer
Behold: the device you’ve been wishing for all your pineapple-eating life. This best-selling pineapple corer and slicer will insure you’re never afraid to cut a pineapple ever again. With its unique cylindrical base, easy-grip handle and convenient blade at the bottom, this tool has the ability to remove the stem and uniformly slice the fruit in just seconds. Talk about a time saver.
4. Kitchen Maestro Apple and Mango Slicer
This two-in-one kitchen tool takes the potential danger out of cutting a slippery apple and saves you time (and fruit) as it strategically cuts around the inconvenient pit of a mango. It’s even safe enough for your kids to use on their own and is dishwasher safe. All you have to do is line it up, apply pressure and press down to get precise slices.
5. OXO Avocado Slicer
With 4.5 stars and nearly 2,500 reviews on Amazon, this ultimate avocado tool can really do it all. It has the ability to cut, pit and slice your avocado all in one and has a super durable stainless-steel pit remover for even the most stubborn of seeds. Ideal for avocado toast, this tool also cuts your avocado into seven uniform slices just ready to be put on a salad or toast.
6. Mostia Fruit Slicers and Huller
This package deal comes with three separate tools that will make you wish you had them in your kitchen sooner. Ideal for precise cooking and simple slices, the red slicer uniformly cuts strawberries and other soft fruits in seconds. The yellow tool chops a banana (or sausages) into 6 pieces in one simple motion. The huller, for those who are unaware, removes stems from soft fruits and veggies — ideal for making ready to eat food.
7. Warmhoming Herb Scissors
Although these wacky kitchen sheers are not specific to fruit, they are definitely a tool you had no idea you needed. Difficult herbs like parsley and cilantro and even foods like olives are no match for these simple scissors. Just place between the blades and chop away to get fool-proof bits that go into recipes or top your dishes.